EHC/U16 Championship

EHC or Eastern High School Championships

The TD Bank Eastern High School Championships is the premier event for high school and prep school racers in New England and New York. Competition between states is highly competitive and media attention is significant. The goal of the EHSC is to provide the highest quality competition for high school-aged athletes. Athletes qualify for the EHS Championships through state qualifying races (ME, NH, VT, MA, and NY). Up to 24 boys and 24 girls are selected for each state's teams.

2022 Eastern High School Championship Team (must be in Grades 9-12)

Dates: March 18-20th

Eastern High School Championships

Rikert Nordic Center, MIddlebury Vermont


Event Website: https://nensa.net/eastern-hs-championships/

Athlete Grants: https://nensa.net/athlete-fund/

Contact: maddiep@nysef.org


Event Info: Visit this site for more info. https://www.nensa.net/eastern-hs-championships/


    • Team Selection and Qualifying procedure: A junior ski racer can qualify for the EHSC race by competing in 2 of the scheduled JNQ races this winter (and earn an athlete a JNQ point total under 450 points). Additionally, high school skiers at the New York State Public High School State Championship Meet will receive an invitation to represent NY high schools at the Eastern High School Championship as well as the top 3 junior finishers at the Empire State Games. The team will be filled when 24 boys/24 girls commit to the trip. These athletes will then have to signup on skireg before the registration deadline. The final balance for the trip will be due ten days before the trip.

    • Qualified Athletes should verify their point total here: (points available soon) and then register at this skireg link (available soon)

*If more athletes sign up than the 24/24 available roster spots the team will be determined by: first the JNQ points totals from the qualifying races, followed by the results from the State Meet and finally the results from ESG’s. Athletes who sign-up before the State Meet, but fail to be named to the team in this unlikely situation, will be given a full refund and encouraged to qualify next season.

The final cost for the trip will be determined by the team size. The trip will run approx. $400.00 per athlete.

EASEF financial grants are available for 1 boy and 1 girl to participate at EHSC this winter.

**If roster spots remain open right before the trip, it is up to the discretion of the trip organizers how and if these roster spots will be filled.

U16 Championships

The TD Bank U16 Championships has a long history of being one of the most exciting winter sporting events for youths anywhere. What began modestly in 1992 has grown into one of the highlights of the season for junior athletes. The four New England states and New York each qualify their fastest twenty 14-15 year old boys and girls. Four races ensue over 2 1/2 days. Seeded wave starts ensure match racing at its finest. This event will typically see invited entries from Intermountain Division (Idaho and Utah) and Canada who are scored head-to-head with New England athletes adding to the weekend of excitement for all participants.

    • Trip Leader: TBD for general questions email nyssranordic@gmail.com

2022 U16 Championship Team

Date: March 11-13, 2022

Location: YTBD ever changing covid guidelines and recommendations have forced organizer to modify the 2021-22 EHSC. Stay tuned to this page as well as the NENSA website for up to date information. *qualification will remain the same as listed below for NY athletes.

U16 CHAMPIONSHIPS

A junior ski racer who is a U16 racer can qualify for the U16 Championship race by competing in 1 of the scheduled JNQ races this winter (and earn an athlete a JNQ point total under 450 points). Any U16 athlete who completes 1 JNQ qualifier will be named to the U16 Team. Additionally, high school skiers who are under that age of 16 at the New York State Public High School State Championship Meet will receive an invitation to represent NY high schools at the U16 Championship and the team will be filled when 24 boys/24 girls commit to the trip. These athletes will then have to signup on skireg and pay the deposit on skireg before the registration deadline. The final balance for the trip will be due one week before the trip.

The final trip cost will be determined once we know how many kids are going and have a plan for lodging. Even though the event is fairly local this year, all participants should plan to stay and travel to and from the venue as a team. The trip cost will include food, lodging, transportation, and race entrance fees. We are looking for parent/coach volunteers, to either drive a rental van from their area, or bring kids in their vehicles. Interested parents should contact the trip leader prior to the event.

– Qualified Athletes should verify their point total here: (points available soon) and then register at this skireg link (available soon).

*If more athletes sign up than the 24/24 available roster spots the team will be determined by: first the JNQ points totals from the qualifying races, followed by the results from the State Meet. Athletes who sign-up before the State Meet, but fail to be named to the team in this unlikely situation, will be given a full refund and encouraged to qualify next season.

**If roster spots remain open right before the trip, it is up to the discretion of the trip organizers how and if these roster spots will be filled.

*All information regarding the EHC or J2 Trip will be posted as it becomes available. Please check this page as well as the NYSSRA http://nyssranordic.org/u16/ and the announcement section of www.midaxc.com

(2012 Eastern High School Championship Team)